The return to sender dog poo campaign is centered on Clinton Road and Robinswood Crescent

The “return-to-sender” dog poo campaign is centered on Clinton Road and Robinswood Crescent

A lone protestor appears to be conducting a campaign against local dog walkers who – it’s alleged – are picking-up from their pooches – but are then leaving the plastic bag and its contents on the pavement.

The campaign appears to be centered on the exclusive Clinton Road/Robinswood Crescent area of Penarth where homes can cost more than a million.

A check of local streets produced an "all clear" - indicating that the campaign appears to be working

A check of local streets produced an “all clear” – indicating that the campaign appears to be working

Local residents say they’ve noticed that some dog-walkers are seen to be scooping up dog dirt – but when the bags have been filled and tied-off they are not being taken home to be disposed of but just dumped on grass verges and roadsides when the dog-owners think the coast is clear.

Now however an anti-dog-poo campaigner has taken up the cudgels on behalf of local residents with threats to expose the clandestine dog-poo dumpers.

Local residents say discarded doggie bags – deposited on the pavements – are now having a circular letter attached to them, telling the offenders than they have not only been spotted  illegally disposing of their stash of bagged poo – but caught on camera .

The letter is said to warn the dog-poo dumpers that they’ve been filmed on video, in the act, with the implicit threat that the evidence could be used to prosecute them.

The strategy appears to work. A careful tour of the Robinswood Crescent / Clinton Road area failed to locate a single illegally-dumped dog-poo bag in the area.

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  1. Brickie says:

    Well done, Phantom Poo Vigilante!

  2. Fishhenge says:

    Rub the dog owners noses in it.

  3. bikerbluedog says:

    This is a common practice around Penarth especially Cosmeston Lakes. The Council don’t seem to want to take any action.

  4. AngryCitizen says:

    The irresponsible dog walker will now walk elsewhere and deposit his wares, rather than picking them up and deposing them in a bin.

  5. Mgg says:

    We need a dog poo warden

  6. pompousfruit says:

    Bagging up dog poo and then throwing the bag into the hedge or hanging it up in a tree is even worse than not bagging it up at all because eventually dog poo dries up and breaks down.

  7. CoexistinPenarth says:

    It is awful all around Cwm George and Michelston le pit too. I really don’t understand why people pick it up and then fling the bag in a tree. Wouldn’t it be better just to get a stick a flick it under a hedge so it can’t be stepped in and would just degrade naturally!?!

    • pompousfruit says:

      I agree. As long as it’s out of the way and in a dry spot dog mess ill decompose naturally.

  8. sjleworthy says:

    My dogs are not indiginous to the uk. European in fact. Meaning they dont officially exist any more. Or what might come out of them.

  9. Parcel says:

    Bet that caused a stink with them….

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